School board members now mandatory reporters of child abuse, neglect

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(PC: Anna Reed, Statesman Journal)

Along with firefighters, psychologists and licensed child care providers, Salem-Keizer School Board members are now state-required mandatory reporters, meaning they must file a report with the Oregon Department of Human Services, a law enforcement agency or school resource officer if they have “reasonable cause” to believe a child is being abused or neglected.

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Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University. For more information on Natalie, visit www.about.me/natalie_pate, like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nataliepatejournalist, or follow Natalie on Twitter (@Nataliempate). Her reporting with the Statesman Journal can also be found at www.StatesmanJournal.com.

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